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Embedding the DPMI Extender for your Open Watcom C/C++ EXE (And Related Knowledge)

Sooner or later, everyone who plays around with 32-bit DOS programming using Open Watcom C/C++ is probably going to see one of these errors when they try to run their…Sooner or later, everyone who plays around with 32-bit DOS programming … Continue reading

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Helper for Finding Python 2.x Scripts Still To Be Ported

I’ve written a lot of little scripts over the years, and it’d be nice to be able to migrate to Kubuntu 20.04 LTS when it comes out, so I decided…I’ve written a lot of little scripts over the years, and … Continue reading

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New QuickTile Release… Finally!

For those who follow my programming projects, you may be familiar with the name QuickTile. It’s my most popular project and, in short, it adds hotkeys to your existing X11…For those who follow my programming projects, you may be familiar … Continue reading

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A virtualenv indicator that works everywhere

NOTE: While none of the significant elements of this approach require zsh, the formatting syntax and mechanism for updating a prompt dynamically differ between zsh and bash. See the end…NOTE: While none of the significant elements of this approach require … Continue reading

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How to skip the fortune command when your shell is slow to start

A.K.A. How to get and compare timestamps without external commands in shell script (and without even invoking subshells in Zsh) I love the fortune command. It’s a charming little addition…A.K.A. How to get and compare timestamps without external commands in … Continue reading

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On-Demand Loading for your .zshrc or .bashrc

Recently, I’ve been trying to make my coding environment snappier, and one thing I was never happy with was how slow my .zshrc is. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m…Recently, I’ve been trying to make my coding environment snappier, and … Continue reading

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So… What Does Your Government Do With Culture?

So often, asking people about culture is like asking a fish “How’s the water?” (The answer you’ll get is “What’s water?”) but it’s still useful to ask the question and,…So often, asking people about culture is like asking a fish … Continue reading

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